Cale Fleury

Montreal Canadiens
Keith Hershmiller

Fantasy Summary

A solid puck carrier with smooth skating abilities. Highly offense-minded. Possesses the size to be in the NHL one day and plays with both his brain and muscles in the defensive zone. His future will get much clearer after a year or two in the AHL, but has the potential to hope for a top-four career on a NHL’s defensive unit.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 19, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 87

Observations

November 2019 – Surprisingly, Fleury had an excellent training camp and made the Canadiens’ roster to start the year. Although he was a healthy scratch for a handful of games as the Habs rotated Mike Reilly and Brett Kulak into the lineup, it appears Fleury has solidified himself as the team’s 5th blueliner. On Nov 16th against the New Jersey Devils, he scored his first NHL goal and now has one point through 19 games played. Jesse Sherman

 

June 2019 – Fleury had a respectable rookie year playing for the Laval Rocket with nine goals and 23 points in 60 games. Most of the campaign saw a revolving door of partners, as regulars were either injured or called-up to the Canadiens. The end of the season saw Fleury become part of the top pairing in all situations; indicating gained trust by his coach, Joël Bouchard. There was talk of him getting a stint in Montreal but that did not come to fruition. Another full year or two in the AHL is all but a guarantee before the blueliner attempts to make his mark. In the NHL. Jesse Sherman

 

July 2018, Don’t look at Cale’s plus-minus stats in the WHL too much. He was simply playing on a struggling, rebuilding Kootenay Ice lineup for most of his junior hockey stay before being traded to the Memorial Cup’s host Regina Pats during the 2017-18 season. This is where Fleury’s talent was officially confirmed as a two-way physical defender with high puck moving skills as he registered 41 points in 51 games in Regina. Fantasy wise, the Calgary, Canada native has all the tools he needs to make a professional impact eventually. Skating comes very easy for him and he can either carry or distribute the puck with efficiency when leaving his own end. While he plays a very reliable and hard working game when in his own end, he can also go a little too far offensively and put his team at risks. His time spent in Regina added to a solid development camp with the Montreal Canadiens at the end of June will have some looking forward to an interesting NHL career, but patience remains the best attitude to have towards him in mid to deeper dynasty leagues. Carl Sinclair


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Estevan Bruins Bantam AA SBAAHL 23 2 10 12 22 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2012-2013 Notre Dame Hounds Bantam AAA SSMHL 26 4 12 16 6 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 10 
 2013-2014 Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 4 0 1 1 8 |          
  Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA SMHL 44 7 22 29 50 |          
 2014-2015 Team Gold U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 70 1 12 13 8 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1
 2015-2016 Winnipeg Ice WHL 61 8 17 25 45 |          
 2016-2017 Winnipeg Ice WHL 70 11 27 38 67 |          
 2017-2018 Winnipeg Ice WHL 17 6 4 10 17 |          
  Regina Pats WHL 51 6 35 41 41 | Playoffs 7 0 4 4
  Regina Pats M-Cup 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Laval Rocket AHL 60 9 14 23 23 |          
 2019-2020 Montréal Canadiens NHL 24 1 0 1 2 |          

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